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New UT Events Calendar to Launch in January 2014

Event submissions via Know Events has been retired effective December 20, 2013. University Communications is implementing a new events calendar in January 2014. The new site is located at calendar.utexas.edu.

To Submit An Event

Students Representing A Student Organization:
Please go to Hornslink to submit an event. Instructions on how to submit an event using Hornslink can be found on the Dean of Students website.

Other Students, Faculty, and Staff:
Please visit the new UT Events Calendar to submit an event. Instructions on how to submit an event to the new UT Events Calendar can be found on the University Communications website.

Events may still be submitted automatically to the new UT Events Calendar through a standards-compliant RSS or iCal feed. Please consult the UT Events Calendar Documentation for more information.

Current recipients of the Know Events email newsletter will continue to receive events listings once the transition has been made.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this transition, please contact Bryan Christian, Manager of User Experience, at bryan.christian@utexas.edu.

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January 31, 2011
Time:1-2 p.m.
Description:As GPS-enabled devices become ubiquitous, online social platforms increasingly leverage location as an important aspect of our online social context. Web 2.0 platforms such as Foursquare, Flickr, Facebook and Twitter connect people to each other and to their surroundings. Location-based services and advances in personal computing devices prompt people to increasingly expect services to be location-savvy as well. In this talk, Vanessa Murdock of Yahoo! presents a set of open problems in personal geography, and her current research on discerning a technology user's geographic context.

We lead a double life in parallel social systems. In our everyday experience, we have friends, family, events and social connections that happen in the real world and enrich our lives. We also have friends, family, events and social connections that exist primarily online, which also enrich our lives. For most of us, our online life and our offline life have points of intersection such as events that we arrange online, but that take place offline, or places that we visit and then photograph, discuss and share with our online social community. In this talk we focus on location as an important link between our online and offline lives.
Location:UT Administration Building 1.208
URL:More about this event...
Contact:Matthew A Lease | 512-471-3821
Sponsor:UT Austin School of Information (iSchool)
Admission:Free
Parking:Guadalupe Garage or meter
Categories:Cockrell School Of Engineering, Everyone, Lecture/talk
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